CHE Program Chair: Jess Gilbert
Nelson Institute Graduate Advisor: Jim Miller, 608-263-4373
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CHE Grads Adam Mandelman and Steve Laubach
Photo by William Cronon
Beginning in 2008, graduate students may apply for admission into the Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE) certificate program offered through the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. This exciting and flexible new program recognizes the need for and importance of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of past environmental and cultural changes.
To obtain the certificate, students design, in consultation with a faculty advisor from CHE, their own three-course thematic sequence related to past environmental and cultural change (e.g. "Representations of Nature," "Urban Studies," "Indigenous Peoples and Landscapes"). In addition, they must take a required interdisciplinary methods seminar and participate in one of CHE's annual Place-Based Workshops.
CHE welcomes applications from students in any graduate degree program at UW-Madison. Master's degree students who complete the program receive CHE certificates in addition to their degrees. Doctoral students can complete either the certificate or the Ph.D. minor. CHE does not offer a stand-alone graduate degree.
The CHE certificate program will consider applications twice a year (November and April). To be considered during the next round, you must submit your application no later than Friday, November 30th, 2012.
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